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The Caledonian Television Company

Getting in touch.

BROADCAST ENQUIRIES

The Caledonian Television Company - also known as Caledonian TV and Caledonian Television - has been trading since 1986. WE ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF PRODUCING CORPORATE VIDEO AND ONLY MAKE CORPORATE AND BUSINESS PROGRAMMES UNDER THIS BRAND NAME.  We do, by arrangement, provide crew and other services for broadcast production to other production companies and indiidual producers. However, Caledonian Television™ is absolutely not responsible for, nor in any way associated with, the production of any programme for the BBC, either currently in production or that may have been shown by them at any time in the past!  We do not produce programmes in Gaelic and have no knowledge of that language!  And we are not connected in any way with any company that does!  Please note in particular that we do not hold the rights to any programme you may have seen distributed by or shown on the BBC and we simply cannot assist you in tracing clips from or DVDs of any such programme. 

CORPORATE AND BUSINESS VIDEO ENQUIRIES

This is very-much what we do! And to help keep the final costs to you down, we try to eliminate all  cost-drivers that do not directly contribute to the quality of our programmes. To this end, we do not provide a 'front of house' service. Instead, all enquiries are handled by the production staff themselves, as and when available.

Please understand that your initial enquiry will really need the attention of an experienced Project Manager, who can take the time to properly explore your need and answer your questions - and they're very-often out actually making programmes! For that reason, we would strongly suggest that the best way to make initial contact with us is probably via Email;

All initial enquiries to admin@caledoniantv.com

Please include a brief outline of your requirements, and well get back to you as quickly as we possibly can.

Our main telephone number is staffed on an ad-hoc basis (by the production staff) supported by a 24-hour answer service. In practice, staff are generally available able to deal with telephone enquiries for over 80% of the working week - please remember that this is a part of our cost-cutting strategy which is designed to keep the end cost to you, the client down.  Bona-fide clients and partners are provided with an unpublished business mobile number for their assigned project manager as well as a direct email address for them.

WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST NO CONTACT FROM THOSE INVOLVED IN TELESALES OR RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES

AND ADVISE THAT OUR NUMBERS ARE REGISTERED WITH CTPS. 

Our office telephone number is;

0131 202 6230

Standard Office Hours are 10:30am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri excluding Scottish public holidays - production crew may be available on direct lines outside these hours.

For security reasons, should your call go to voicemail we ask that you leave us a UK LANDLINE number (not a mobile) that we can contact you at.


Location , current availability and service areas...


Location, location, location.

The Caledonian Television Company™ is based on the outskirts of Edinburgh on the border with West Lothian, which gives us easy access to Livingston, the M8 corridor and Glasgow, the Clyde Coast and Dunbartonshire, the M9 towards Fife and Perth, the A1 South towards the Scottish Borders and of course the A71 which provides a fast link to Kilmarnock and Ayrshire.  Primarily, we seek to serve businesses in the Scottish Central Belt, West Coast , Dumbarton and the West Highlands, Stirling, Fife, Lothians, Borders and East Coast, as well as Northumberland and Cumbria in a line roughly North of the A69

Subject to availability, we do also provide film services to most other areas of the UK with some exceptions

WE DO NOT PROVIDE ANY SERVICE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS.

1) Areas inside the London LEZ/inside the M25.

2) From 2020 - Areas inside the Birmingham CAZ.

3) Areas inside the Glasgow LEZ.  - Glasgow-based business OUTSIDE the LEZ are unaffected. 

4) Bath

5) Sheffield

6) Greater Manchester

7) Oxford

8) Leeds

POLITICAL AND OTHER CONTENTIOUS ORGANISATIONS.

The Caledonian Television Company™ is and seeks to remain a politically-neutral company.  We do not produce videos for political parties or pressure groups of any kind, nor do we endorse them. Caledonian Television™ takes a particularly firm stance against racism, classism and sectarian bias - and all forms of bias in relation to legally protected characteristics and other birth/circumstantial characteristics.

Availability and Lead Times.

Unlike the 'cowboy videographer' types, we don't just roll up and start shooting! - Every programme we get involved in is properly planned, executed and legitimately shot. Planning is necessary and planning takes time! Normally there is at least a four-to-six week 'lead time' between commissioning your programme (i.e. actually accepting a programme proroposal and  paying your deposit) and the commencement of filming. It is also quite normal for a few weeks to elapse between you first contacting us, initial discussions taking place and a programme specification being agreed and a deposit taken. We strongly encourage you to take your time over planning a production - it is very-much an iterative process which does take a little time and that needs to be allowed for!  Please note that we do not normally charge for the initial development of your ideas to the stage where a project specification (which will become the basis of contract and project initiation document) and estimate of costs is agreed

In terms of overall time scales, you should also be aware that post production (editing and finishing) generally takes between ten days and two weeks in most cases, but can take longer. In all cases, the longer we have to plan and execute your production the better. - The simple fact is it's cheaper to book resources well in advance than it is to try and acquire them at the last minute!

It's never too early to contact us, and not uncommon for us to be in discussion over projects that will shoot a year or two after the client makes first contact!

WE CURRENTLY HAVE LIMITED FILMING SLOTS AVAILABLE FROM LATE AUGUST 2019 FOR PROGRAMMES ENTERING PRE-PRODUCTION (THE PLANNING STAGE) NOW.

Please get in touch at the earliest possible stage in your project as this is the best way to ensure we can save you time and money!